Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (FIF12084)

Fife Council

  • Location: Glenrothes
  • £14,379 to £21,399 per annum, Scottish Joint Council FC 3
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: FIF12084

Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary for 3 years

Interview Date: Week commencing 3 December 2018

Salary placing and grading is dependant on attainment of qualfications and skills as per the scheme of progression. 

These vacancies are restricted to applicants who currently live in Fife. You must also be aged between 16 and 24 as at the 1st December 2018.


The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. Our ‘How We Work Matters’ behaviour framework contains more information and is available via this link.

Before applying, it is important that you read the ‘Candidate Information’ by clicking on this link. The main Terms and Conditions and employment are available via the same link


Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. This trainee role funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme, is just part of this commitment.

A traineeship gives you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification while learning both on and off-the-job, which means trainees learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge.

This position will give the successful applicant the opportunity to work within an established Quantity Surveying Team within Property Services. Property Services is a multi-disciplinary business unit within Asset Management & Building Services, consisting of approximately 200 employees, comprising Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Energy Engineers, Facilities Officers, Technicians, Inspectors and Clerks of Works, together with administrative staff.

You will be have the opportunity to be involved with new building projects, extensions, alterations and refurbishments to existing Fife Council properties, which include housing, schools, offices, community centres, Police and Fire Stations etc.


A traineeship is a work-based training programme that leads to an industry approved qualification. As part of this job role the post holder will be expected to attend college or university part time in order to undertake a recognised and approved course of study.

In addition to meeting the qualification requirements employees must satisfy the standards set by management in relation to standard of work, commitment, motivation, punctuality and discipline.

Assist in preparing cost estimates for individual projects.

Assist in preparation of property based insurance claims and reinstatement valuations.

Assist in implementing the procurement route selected for projects.

Assist in the analysis of tenders.

Assist in the preparation of interim valuations, re measurements, assess variations and prepare final accounts in conjunction with contractor.

Assist in the reporting of cost progress of contracts and the control of costs in conjunction with the Contract Administrator.

Comply with relevant legislation and regulations and the Council’s and Property Service’s policies on Health and Safety and codes of practice.

Carry out other tasks within the general scope of the post as may be allocated from time to time.

Comply with the Council’s Scheme of Administration and Standing

Orders. Contribute to the achievement of the Council’s corporate aims and values.


The Individual

The applicant must have the willingness to undergo training and a course of study relevant to the job and have a commitment to personal development.

Experience in the following is essential:

Preparation of contract documentation and Bills of Quantities. Preparation of cost estimates for projects of a simple nature Preparation of interim valuations and producing valuation certificates Preparation of property based insurance reinstatement valuations Using computer billing systems and other appropriate software packages


In Fife Council how we work matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

Take ownership Focus on customers Work together Embrace technology & information Deliver results

 For further information please contact: Raymond Johnston, email:




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